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Progress in Planetary RadarclinometryEfforts have continued to improve radarclinometry in spite of the fact that the theory and algorithms still predate the development of the radiometrically calibrated radar upon which they must depend in order to achieve metric precision. Such efforts help to insure the availability of the technique for data returned by the Venus Radar Mapper. Even now, compensation for layover and production of synthesized stereo enhance geologic interpretability of radar images. The theory of radarclinometry utilizes a knowledge of the relation between pixel DN value and terrain surface orientation to produce a topographic map. The process may be conceived in terms of a surface integral which develops away from a topographic profile as available ground truth. Alternatively, in consideration of the unavailability of ground truth in extraterrestrial applications, radarclinometry may develop as a line integral developing from a single point, providing reasonable assumptions about the mathematical nature of local curvature.
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Legacy CDMS
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Wildey, R. L.
(Geological Survey Flagstaff, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington Repts. of Planetary Geol. and Geophys. Program, 1984
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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